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  • Name Benjamin Smith 
    Title Col 
    Birth 10 Jan 1756  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Event 18 Nov 1777 
    On 11 May 1784, Benjamin Smith was elected to the Continental Congress, but there is no record that he ever attended. 
    GovOffice 1783  Brunswick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Smith was elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the:
    - 7th General Assembly that met in 1783 
    Event 1788 
    Benjamin Smith was a member of the Constitutional Convention and he cooperated with James Iredell in an unsuccessful attempt to secure adoption of the Federal Constitution. He was also a member of the Convention of 1789, which approved the U.S. Constitution. 
    Event 1789 
    Benjamin Smith gave 20,000 acres of Tennessee land that he had received for his service during the Revolutionary War to the University of North Carolina, and he also served on the board of trustees (1789–1824). 
    GovOffice 1789  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Smith was first elected as one of two men to represent Brunswick County in the House of Representatives of the:
    - 14th General Assembly that met in 1789
    - 15th General Assembly that met in 1790
    - 16th General Assembly that met from 1791-1792 
    GovOffice 1792  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Smith was first elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the:
    - 17th General Assembly that met from 1792-1793
    - 18th General Assembly that met from 1793-1794
    - 19th General Assembly that met from 1794-1795
    - 20th General Assembly that met in 1795 - elected Speaker of the Senate
    - 21st General Assembly that met in 1796 - elected Speaker of the Senate
    - 22nd General Assembly that met in 1797 - elected Speaker of the Senate
    - 23rd General Assembly that met in 1798 - elected Speaker of the Senate
    - 24th General Assembly that met in 1799 - elected Speaker of the Senate
    - 25th General Assembly that met in 1800
    - 29th General Assembly that met in 1804
    - 30th General Assembly that met in 1805
    - 31st General Assembly that met in 1806
    - 32nd General Assembly that met in 1807
    - 33rd General Assembly that met in 1808
    - 34th General Assembly that met in 1809
    - 35th General Assembly that met in 1810 
    Land Grant 1792  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Smith gave land adjacent to Fort Johnston at the mouth of the Cape Fear River for the town of Smithville, named in his honor. Smithville was later renamed to Southport in 1887 
    GovOffice 5 Dec 1810  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benjamin Smith was governor of North Carolina for one term, from December 5, 1810 to December 11, 1811. During his short tenure, Gov. Smith focused on reforming the state's criminal code and penitentiary system. 
    GovOffice 1816  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1816, Benjamin Smith was again elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the:
    - 41st General Assembly that met in 1816 
    Death 10 Jan 1826  Smithville, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Old Smithville Cemetery, Southport, Brunswick, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I103608  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father Thomas Smith,   b. 7 Nov 1719, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Aug 1790, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Moore,   b. 7 Sep 1728, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Feb 1774, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years) 
    Family ID F15761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Rhett Dry,   b. 1756, Brunswick, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Nov 1821, Brunswick, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 20 Nov 1777  Brunswick, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1800  Wilmington, Brunswick, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1 m 26-44
    1 f 16-25
    2 f 26-44 
    Census (Family) 1810  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gov B Smith
    1 m 16-25
    1 m 45 and over
    1 f under 10
    2 f 26-44
    1 f 45 and over 
    Census (Family) 1820  Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 m 10-15
    1 m 45 and over
    1 f under 10
    2 f 45 and over  
    Notes 
    • List of children have issues, need sources for any of them. Notes on Benjamin Smith's bio that he adoped two children
    Children 
     1. Jim Smith,   b. 1770
     2. Benjamin Smith,   b. 1770   d. 1845 (Age 75 years)
     3. Mary Smith,   b. 1776   d. 1817 (Age 41 years)
     4. Sophie Smith,   b. 1781
     5. Martha J Smith,   b. 1786   d. 1859 (Age 73 years)
     6. Dorcas Smith,   b. 1790   d. 1844 (Age 54 years)
    Family ID F37543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2018 Help 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Jan 1756 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGovOffice - Benjamin Smith was elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the: - 7th General Assembly that met in 1783 - 1783 - Brunswick County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGovOffice - Benjamin Smith was first elected as one of two men to represent Brunswick County in the House of Representatives of the: - 14th General Assembly that met in 1789 - 15th General Assembly that met in 1790 - 16th General Assembly that met from 1791-1792 - 1789 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGovOffice - Benjamin Smith was first elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the: - 17th General Assembly that met from 1792-1793 - 18th General Assembly that met from 1793-1794 - 19th General Assembly that met from 1794-1795 - 20th General Assembly that met in 1795 - elected Speaker of the Senate - 21st General Assembly that met in 1796 - elected Speaker of the Senate - 22nd General Assembly that met in 1797 - elected Speaker of the Senate - 23rd General Assembly that met in 1798 - elected Speaker of the Senate - 24th General Assembly that met in 1799 - elected Speaker of the Senate - 25th General Assembly that met in 1800 - 29th General Assembly that met in 1804 - 30th General Assembly that met in 1805 - 31st General Assembly that met in 1806 - 32nd General Assembly that met in 1807 - 33rd General Assembly that met in 1808 - 34th General Assembly that met in 1809 - 35th General Assembly that met in 1810 - 1792 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Benjamin Smith gave land adjacent to Fort Johnston at the mouth of the Cape Fear River for the town of Smithville, named in his honor. Smithville was later renamed to Southport in 1887 - 1792 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m 26-44 1 f 16-25 2 f 26-44 - 1800 - Wilmington, Brunswick, NC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - Gov B Smith 1 m 16-25 1 m 45 and over 1 f under 10 2 f 26-44 1 f 45 and over - 1810 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGovOffice - Benjamin Smith was governor of North Carolina for one term, from December 5, 1810 to December 11, 1811. During his short tenure, Gov. Smith focused on reforming the state's criminal code and penitentiary system. - 5 Dec 1810 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGovOffice - In 1816, Benjamin Smith was again elected to represent Brunswick County in the NC Senate of the: - 41st General Assembly that met in 1816 - 1816 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 2 m 10-15 1 m 45 and over 1 f under 10 2 f 45 and over - 1820 - Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 10 Jan 1826 - Smithville, Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Old Smithville Cemetery, Southport, Brunswick, NC, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benjamin Smith 1756 Charleston SC-13th Governor of the State of North Carolina 1810-1811
    Benjamin Smith 1756 Charleston SC-13th Governor of the State of North Carolina 1810-1811

    Documents
    Benjamin Smith 1756 of Charleston Co SC
    Benjamin Smith 1756 of Charleston Co SC
    Gov Benjamin Smith d 1829 Smithville NC
    Gov Benjamin Smith d 1829 Smithville NC
    Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography Vol V